Monkeypox Update & Links of Resources

Monkeypox is a tricky thing to follow.  The limited information on a 50+ years old virus combined with a slow roll out of the millions of stock-piled vaccinations is enough for anyone to go, HMMMMM!  This is extremely frustrating.  New Bridge’s 2nd release of appointments were booked in under 15 minutes!  And other sites which claim to have them do not even pick up their phones.

There are no monkeypox experts on the team at Buddies of NJ. But… we are here to provide information and resources as they come in.

In listing the following, we want you to know that you should always consult your doctor first about health issues; in this case your ID doctor may be best.  Also some of these facts may apply to areas outside of ours and have not been checked for accuracy.  Yet, we believe that the sources are fair and equitable sources.

So, here is an updated list of provided resources:

Monkeypox spreads through close intimate contact and/or high concentration of respiratory droplets. Skin to skin contact, as well as skin to clothing surfaces that have it on it, is a way for transmission.

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html

stigma/monkey pox:

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/reducing-stigma.html

Fact Sheet:

https://www.cdc.gov.poxvirus/monkeypox/pdf/Monkeypox_Stigma_508.pdf

Monkey Pox for sexually active people-website:

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/sexualhealth/index.html

Fact sheet:

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/pdf/MonkeyPox-sexually-active-InfoSheet-508.pdf

Social Gatherings, safer sex, Monkeypox:

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/specific-settings/social-gatherings.html

Fact sheets:

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/pdf/MonkeyPox-SaferSex-InfoSheet-508.pdf

https://www,cdc/pox/poxvirus/monkeypox/pdf/MPX_Social_Gatherings_Safer_Sex-508.pdf

5 things to know about Monkey Pox PSA: You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GziSwQTo4A

If you are at risk, the vaccination could save you a lot of problems.

Newsweek reports on long-lasting scarring.

 

WHAT I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MONKEYPOX… CLICK HERE

2nd Round of Monkeypox Vaccinations at New Bridge MC

Monkeypox cases have nearly doubled in New Jersey in the last week from 45 to 89, according to the latest state Department of Health report. READ MORE

 

Monkeypox spreads through close intimate contact and/or high concentration of respiratory droplets. Skin to skin contact, as well as skin to clothing surfaces that have it on it, is a way for transmission.

BERGEN New Bridge Medical Center

… is providing vaccinations tomorrow from 7am to 10am by appointment.

Full Vaccination is 2 shots / 4 weeks apart.

 

Here is the link to schedule an appointment:
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BY APPOINTMENT

 

If you are at risk, the vaccination could save you a lot of problems.

Newsweek reports on long-lasting scarring.

 

WHAT I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MONKEYPOX… CLICK HERE

Monkeypox Vaccination Available

Monkeypox cases have nearly doubled in New Jersey in the last week from 45 to 89, according to the latest state Department of Health report. READ MORE

 

Monkeypox spreads through close intimate contact and/or high concentration of respiratory droplets. Skin to skin contact, as well as skin to clothing surfaces that have it on it, is a way for transmission.

BERGEN New Bridge Medical Center

… is providing vaccinations tomorrow from 7am to 10am by appointment.

Full Vaccination is 2 shots / 4 weeks apart.

 

Here is the link to schedule an appointment:

 

If you are at risk, the vaccination could save you a lot of problems.

Newsweek reports on long-lasting scarring.

 

WHAT I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MONKEYPOX… CLICK HERE

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NJ Monkeypox Information

NJ is up to 8 cases of Monkeypox.  It is nothing to fear if you stay educated and use preventative measures… and just as if you were exposed to HIV, you can go for immediate treatment which may stop the virus in its tracks.

Vaccine Information

Vaccine is currently being administered only to people known to have had close contact with someone infected with monkeypox. If you think you have been exposed, discuss this with your health care provider and local health department right away. Vaccine access will likely be expanded in the future. Check with your local health department or visit this page for updates on vaccination.

 

READ MORE:

NJ.GOV:  https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/monkeypox.shtml#1

MATT FORD had monkeypox: https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/bursts-of-sharp-jabbing-pain-what-its-like-to-have-monkeypox-e2-80-93-and-the-fight-against-stigma/ar-AAZ7hfL

POZ MAGAZINE (Excellent Article):  https://www.poz.com/basics/hiv-basics/monkeypox-need-know

 

 

 

What is PEP? Is it different than PrEP?

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

Photo of a patient examining medication with doctor

PEP is the use of antiretroviral drugs after a single high-risk event to stop HIV seroconversion. PEP must be started as soon as possible to be effective—and always within 72 hours of a possible exposure.

Resources for Consumers

Basic PEP Q&As – learn the basics about PEP and if it’s right for you.

PEP 101 Consumer Info Sheet (English and Spanish) pdf icon[PDF – 706 KB]

PrEP vs PEP

What’s-the-Difference-Between-PrEP-and-P

What is the difference between PrEP and PEP?

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is also known as PrEP. It is an HIV prevention medication in which HIV-negative people take an oral pill once a day before coming into contact with HIV. This helps to reduce their risk of HIV infection. The drug must be taken for at least 7 days to reach optimal levels of protection against HIV.

This contrasts post-exposure prophylaxis also known as PEP. PEP is an HIV prevention strategy in which HIV-negative people take anti-HIV medications after coming into contact with HIV to reduce their risk of HIV infection. PEP must be started within 72 hours after HIV exposure.

To learn more about PrEP, check out:

https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/hiv-prevention/using-hiv-medication-to-reduce-risk/pre-exposure-prophylaxis

To learn more about PEP, check out these sites:

https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/hiv-prevention/using-hiv-medication-to-reduce-risk/post-exposure-prophylaxis

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Pride Celebrations

NJ LGBTQIA+

Fair Lawn Pride Flag Raising
Thursday – June 2nd
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Jersey Pride: Asbury Park
Sunday – June 5th
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Out Montclair PRIDE 2022: Montclair
Saturday – June 11th
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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church: Ridgefield
Sunday – June 11th
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Mahwah Pride: Asbury Park
Sunday – June 12th
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BERGEN COUNTY PRIDE
New Bridge Medical Center, Paramus
Monday – June 13th 6pm
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Jersey City Pride: Jersey City
Saturday – August 27th
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Fair Lawn Pride Block Party
Sunday – June 26th – 3pm to 7pm
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NYC Pride: New York, NY
Sunday – June 26th – 12 Noon
https://www.nycpride.org/
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